Wednesday, March 13, 2013

alone is okay.

These found words are from "How to Be Alone," a spoken word poem by Tanya Davis.

I crave alone time. I need it, or I feel like I'm going crazy. That's not to say that I don't like hanging out with friends, because I do, but ideally, at least once a week, I like to have an entire day, or at least an entire evening/night, to myself. With no interruptions. It usually involves a book or my journal or this blog or a television show. (Lately I've been watching Downton Abbey and oh my word! I'm up to the Christmas Special from the second season -- no spoilers, please!)

I haven't given myself that alone time lately, for about 2 weeks now, and I need it. But things come up, life comes up, fun times with friends come up. And I like things, I like life, I like fun times with friends, so alone time doesn't happen but it needs to happen. And I need to remember that it needs to happen. And I need to not feel bad about missing out on things; I need to not worry about seeming anti-social. Because I'm not. I just like being with myself.

"Cuz if you're happy in your head then solitude is blessed and alone is okay."

(Photo by Chantal Brynne Plourde)

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